NHL Game Summary - Detroit at Phoenix|
(Saturday, December 13th)
Final Score: Detroit 5, Phoenix 4 (SO)
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Jiri Hudler had the deciding goal in the
shootout, as the Detroit Red Wings continued their dominance over the Phoenix
Coyotes with a 5-4 victory at Jobing.com Arena.
Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk was the first participant in the extra segment and he
was denied by Ilya Bryzgalov. Peter Mueller was the first shooter for Phoenix
and zipped a wrister past Chris Osgood. Henrik Zetterberg was next for the Red
Wings and he dropped the left shoulder, getting the netminder to commit,
switched to the backhand and roofed the puck over Bryzgalov.
After the three next players failed to score, Hudler beat Bryzgalov, and
Osgood stopped Phoenix captain Shane Doan to preserve Detroit's 20th victory
of the season.
Johan Franzen scored twice for the Red Wings, with his second goal also being
the tying marker with 21 seconds to play in regulation. Zetterberg and Tomas
Holmstrom both finished with a goal and an assist for the Red Wings, who have
won nine straight and 10 of the last 11 meetings with the Desert Dogs.
Osgood allowed four goals on 28 shots but still earned his 375th career win
to move into sole possession of 12th place on the all-time list.
Joakim Lindstrom and Mikkel Boedker each posted a goal and an assist for the
Coyotes, who have dropped three of their last five games. Ed Jovanovski
recorded two helpers, while Bryzgalov finished with 34 saves.
Down 3-2, Phoenix evened the score on the power play at the 10:30 mark of the
third period. Lindstrom intercepted a Detroit player's intended pass, quickly
dished to an uncovered Boedker at the right side of the net and he tucked it
Steven Reinprecht then gave the Coyotes the lead. Jovanovski's drive from the
point snuck behind Osgood and hit the near post. Reinprecht followed up the
play and tapped it in with 4:40 showing on the clock.
Detroit caught a break when Phoenix defenseman Zbynek Michalek lifted the puck
over the glass, resulting in a delay of game penalty with 1:23 left in the
frame. The Red Wings pulled Osgood to create a 6-on-4 advantage and eventually
netted the equalizer.
From behind the cage, Marian Hossa fed Franzen streaking down the slot and he
buried the puck past Bryzgalov.
It didn't take the Red Wings long to locate the back of the net in the first,
as Zetterberg tallied 33 seconds into the contest. Lindstrom countered for
Phoenix with 27 seconds left in the opening period.
Doan's power-play goal gave the Coyotes a 2-1 edge at the 1:47 mark of the
middle stanza, but Franzen answered with a short-handed goal six minutes
While on the man advantage, Holmstrom redirected a Brian Rafalski shot past
Bryzgalov to give the Red Wings a 3-2 with 9:43 remaining in the second
Datsyuk recorded two assists...Chris Chelios made his season debut for
Detroit. The 46-year-old defenseman had been out since the preseason after
fracturing his right tibia...The Red Wings finished 2-for-3 on the power play,
while Phoenix went 2-for-5.
12/14 00:44:17 ET